Solar Product Description
Overall Height 156mm / 6.14" (manifold + standard frame)
Overall Width 2196mm / 86.4"
Absorber Area 2.4m2 / 25.8ft2
Aperture Area 2.82m2 / 30.3ft2
Gross Area 4.35m2 / 46.8ft2
Gross Dry Weight 94.8kg / 208.5lb
Fluid Capacity 710ml / 24floz
Peak Heat Output* 1.95kW / 6653BTU
Overall Length 1980mm / 80"Apricus evacuated tube solar collectors are suitable for both residential and commercial applications. The design of the AP solar collector is a culmination of nearly 10 years of feedback from installers and solar professional all over the world and aims to meet their requirements.How it Works
The solar collector comprises three main parts:
Evacuated Tube (ET)
Absorbs solar energy and converts it to usable heat. Vacuum between the two glass layers insulates against heat loss.
Heat Pipe (HP)
Copper vacuum pipe that transfers the heat from within the ET up to the manifold.
Insulated box containing the copper header pipe. The header is pair of contoured copper pipes with dry connect sockets that the heat pipes plug into.
Strong and easy to install with various options to match different mounting methods.Operation
Step 1: The absorber coating on the inner glass tube absorbs sunlight and converts it into heat.
Step 2: Steam forms inside heat pipe which transfers heat rapidly up to the manifold.
Step 3: A pump circulates water or heat transfer fluid through the header pipe, carrying heat back to the
storage tank. Gradually throughout the day the tank is heated up.Installation Effeciency
The instantaneous efficiency level depends on the surface area used for the calculation. It is important to
use the same area (absorber, aperture or gross) when comparing collectors. Aperture is the standard
area measurement for presenting efficiency values.